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courtney48Apr 15, 2013
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By caregiver222 Blank
The very elderly and stroke-disabled often have difficulty in using a ball-point pen or pencil. On one of my visits t...
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courtney48Apr 15, 2013
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Help! 11 yr. old girl is upset her mother is traveling along w/her sister & their mother w/very sick terminal child t...
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By caregiver222 Blank
A common problem with caring for the elderly is a torn fingernail. I would think this would be a no-brainer, but a vi...
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TheMadManApr 12, 2013
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By caregiver222 Blank
A nursing home I visit started a spring "planting program" which went over very well. The residents were provided wit...
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ireneoApr 05, 2013
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By caregiver222 Blank
One of my pals that I help out is an 81 year old woman who can hardly walk. Let's call her Samantha, an African-Ameri...
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TheMadManApr 02, 2013
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It's been nine months since I cared for my father. It seems like yesterday sometimes....and other times it seems like...
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Hello Fellow Caregivers, Recent discussions have left me wondering what you see as your largest challenge. Being a...
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TheMadManApr 02, 2013
caregiver222May 03, 2012
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By caregiver222 Blank
I am going to get a lot of flak on this, but I have hired aides (and fired thirty-eight of them over a four year peop...
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caregiver222Mar 25, 2013
ireneoMar 22, 2013
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I have a question but also I must elaborate on the circumstances present in this post. I live in the state of Wiscons...
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By callie27 Blank
My husband had two severe bouts with rheumatic fever as a child. He is 68 years old and has recently been diagnosed ...
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My 83 year old mother was recently diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis.Already had ascites drained several times.S...
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ireneoMar 01, 2013
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Any comments on the pro's and con's of state appointed guardianship? An update: my mom accused us of all kinds of ...
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caregiver222Feb 15, 2013
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By caregiver222 Blank
In a disaster cell lines become overloaded, as can landlines. Another good reason to evacuate. It is best to have bo...
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By caregiver222 Blank
There is a small non-profit hobby website that you can find if you search "wheelchair engineers". They don't sell any...
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ireneoJan 25, 2013
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This is a bit difficult to describe so please bear with me. My mother has some personality issues, has always been co...
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By caregiver222 Blank
There are a few things to consider when visiting a severely debilitated friend or relative in a nursing home. (1) ...
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By caregiver222 Blank
I have been involved in teaching the computer to disabled and elderly seniors. Computers are available in many nurs...
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By caregiver222 Blank
Both Medicaid and Medicare patients are entitled to physical therapy. Medicaid limits this to 25 visits per year. Me...
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The problem of incontinence.
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ireneoNov 14, 2012
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Is it ok for a Mentally Handicapped man in his 20s to wear shorts during the summer, if he is not potty trained? Me...
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